Packing Light For A Happier Trip
Packing light is essential for long time travel. There is nothing worse than having a bag that is too bulky and too heavy. You'll be amazed at how little you really need once you start travelling, within a month on the road we had already sent a package home with stuff we realised we didn't need. As recommended by most backpacker websites we purchased relatively small backpacks, Emilie's bag is a 40L and Yann's is a 36L. The goal was that the packs would be carry-on size (which they were on both American Airlines and Japan Airlines). By buying the bags ahead of time you are forced to pack accordingly. Our bags fit in most overhead bus compartments or under our seats, we can have them near us at all times without having to worry about them.
Click here to read what Yann brings along on a usual backpacking trip.
Click here to read what Emilie brings along on a usual backpacking trip.